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- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 10.00
From the creator of The Book of Bunny Suicides comes the book you?ve been waiting for: Selfish Pigs . Filled with more than 90 pieces of line art depicting pigs being selfish, this is the must-have for pig-lovers and Riley fans. It's pigs?and they're being selfish. Horribly, nastily selfish. They drink, they smoke, they steal, they eat pork... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Passionate fans of anime and manga, known in Japan as otaku and active around the world, play a significant role in the creation and interpretation of this pervasive popular culture. Routinely appropriating and remixing favorite characters, narratives, imagery, and settings, otaku take control of the anime characters they consume. Fanthropologies -the... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00
Japanese anime has long fascinated the world, and its mythical heroes and dazzling colors increasingly influence popular culture genres in the West. Tze-yue G. Hu analyzes the "language-medium" of this remarkable expressive platform and its many socio-cultural dimensions from a distinctly Asian frame of reference, tracing its layers of concentric... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 21.99
The ultimate guide to creating chibis! They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They're schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They've even got chubby pets and zany... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom?s earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who?s who of animation authorities, Funny Pictures offers a stimulating range of views on why animation became associated with comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95
Design beautiful, professional-level animated effects with these detailed step-by-step tutorials from former Disney animator and animated effects expert Joseph Gilland. Filled with beautiful, full-color artwork, Elemental Magic, Volume II , breaks down the animated effect process from beginning to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds,... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 93.00
Japanese anime plays a major role in modern popular visual culture and aesthetics, yet this is the first study which sets out to put today?s anime in historical context by tracking the visual links between Edo- and Meiji- period painters and the post-war period animation and manga series ?Gegegeno Kitaro? by Mizuki Shigeru. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 21.95
Max Fleischer (1883--1972) was for years considered Walt Disney's only real rival in the world of cartoon animation. The man behind the creation of such legendary characters as Betty Boop and the animation of Popeye the Sailor and Superman, Fleischer asserted himself as a major player in the development of Hollywood entertainment. Out of the Inkwell:... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00
Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision of what to include and leave out raises important questions about artistry, authorship, and cultural influence. In Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E, renowned scholar J. P.... more...